CST Demonstrates Workflow for 3D Full-Wave Chip Package Board Modeling

San Francisco, CA, June 9, 2015 – Computer Simulation Technology (CST) demonstrates an innovative workflow that combines the full wave simulation and extraction capabilities of CST STUDIO SUITE® with the accuracy of Synopsys HSPICE® at booth #2827 during DAC 2015.

Engineers concerned with the design of modern electronic systems can take advantage of this new workflow.  It enables the combination of an industry-standard circuit simulator, HSPICE, with the accurate full-wave extraction of 3D components and interconnects performed by CST STUDIO SUITE.

In the center of this workflow is CST DESIGN STUDIO™, the block schematic tool at the heart of CST STUDIO SUITE. In chip-package-board co-design, an engineer can model a full channel system by linking blocks together. These blocks can represent circuits, IBIS models, 3D elements such as connectors, flip-chip or BGA, and - with CST STUDIO SUITE version 2015 - arbitrary HSPICE models. All these blocks can then be simulated together as a system. The 3D electromagnetic full-wave solvers in CST STUDIO SUITE can perform the extraction of the channel and create a new, simulation-ready HSPICE netlist representing the full channel which can be passed on to HSPICE for simulation and analysis, automatically.

Accuracy is essential in high speed system design, and engineers are increasingly demanding integrated solutions”, said Dr. Leonardo Sassi, Product Planning Manager EDA and interoperability, CST AG,” Through our link to Synopsys HSPICE, we now provide a straightforward system workflow incorporating 3D electromagnetic  simulation to meet this challenge!”

The automated link to Synopsys HSPICE is available with CST STUDIO SUITE 2015 SP 3

About CST

Founded in 1992, CST offers the market’s widest range of 3D electromagnetic field simulation tools through a global network of sales and support staff and representatives. CST develops CST STUDIO SUITE, a package of high-performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands, and also sells and supports complementary third-party products. Its success is based on a combination of leading edge technology, a user-friendly interface and knowledgeable support staff. CST’s customers are market leaders in industries as diverse as telecommunications, defense, automotive, electronics and healthcare. Today, the company enjoys a leading position in the high-frequency 3D EM simulation market and employs 260 sales, development, and support personnel around the world. 

CST STUDIO SUITE is the culmination of many years of research and development into the most accurate and efficient computational solutions for electromagnetic designs. From static to optical, and from the nanoscale to the electrically large, CST STUDIO SUITE includes tools for the design, simulation and optimization of a wide range of devices. Analysis is not limited to pure EM, but can also include thermal and mechanical effects and circuit simulation. CST STUDIO SUITE can offer considerable product to market advantages such as shorter development cycles, virtual prototyping before physical trials, and optimization instead of experimentation.

Further information about CST is available on the web at  https://www.cst.com.


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Dr. Martin Timm
Director Global Marketing
Tel: +49 6151 7303-0
Email:  info@cst.com
Web:  https://www.cst.com


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